Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Stratocaster Pro Guitar Controller Now Available for Pre-Order

The Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Stratocaster is a fully functional, full-sized, electric guitar with strings that also functions as a game controller for Rock Band 3’s innovative Pro mode gameplay and is now available for pre-order in the U.S. (International pre-order information coming soon!). Watch the Squier in action in the video below.

Rock Band 3's Pro Mode empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of fully scalable Rock Band Pro gameplay. Fans can dive in on Easy to try out basic skills and work their way up to Expert for real mastery. For more details on how Pro Guitar works, read this detailed walk-through by Rock Band 3 Senior Designer Sylvain Dubrofsky.

Don't just play games - play guitar. Pre-order your Fender Squier Stratocaster for Rock Band 3 today! The guitar is $279.99 and functions as both a Rock Band 3 game controller in the Pro Guitar or Pro Bass modes, and as a real guitar you can play outside of the game. It will ship out to customers in March.


Guys we also play and we also exist. we want a lefty....

euhm belgium here? when will it be available for european market? i don't get the logics of ur marketing..the game was released months ago, i think by the time the pro guitars available a lot of people wont even bother anymore to buy it for their RB3 game.. u guys had to push this trough and advertise the pro instruments..after the guitar hero series came to an end, i'm afraid we've also seen one of the last RockBand editions?!

hurry the hell up and get these to canada. Mad catz already failed to get the reguler controllers here on time, Dont let fender make the same mistake.

@NARCOTIKS im a lefty

you should do a rickenbacker soon

Pos-V: The link seems to work for me. Do you get an error of some kind?

the link to pre-order this item is broken :(

this has probably been mentioned before but i havent seen a definitive answer yet, is there going to be a left handed model?

You play the electric bass guitar parts on the electric guitar. Except for the octave and spacing and string gauge and playing style, they're basically the same instrument. Which makes it somewhat awkward to play bass on a Squier . It also makes it perplexing why there won't be an actual bass version, especially since Fender makes both types of guitar.

Re: Pre-order in Canada - One of the local music stores that is a Fender Dealer was taking pre-orders saying that the guitar would arrive in April.

Regarding pre-orders in Canada: I encourage you all to contact Best Buy to let them know you want to pre-order. Maybe if they see there's enough demand they will make it available.

Regarding pre-orders in Canada: I phoned Fender to ask them about the possibility of pre-ordering in Canada, and they stated it was up to Best Buy. However, the Fender rep did mention that Best Buy only has the exclusive on the pre-order for the first month, after which it could be opened up to other vendors. So there is still hope that a less arse-headed store than Best Buy will bring the pre-order to Canada. Keep your stick on the ice.

They're not doing it backwards. The 106 button Mustang guitar was released with RB3. The Strat just needed some extra time. I'd rather wait for a working guitar than sit through all the breakdowns that I suffered with RB1 equipment.

David Bowie classics to rock out to, with two featuring Pro Guitar / Pro Bass bad there are no fender squier stratocasters for sale in canada...doing this backwards aren't you....should the strato come out first...stupid

@DARTHDIDDLER You're not the only ones, getting nothing here in the UK either.

why do US companys forget about canada...why do you guys not reply to our our money no good for you...see as the canadian dollar is higher then the us, you would think that a like more respect would come our way...i want to pre-order in canada...i want a canadian release date...i want satisfaction...

@RTigger " now available for pre-order in the U.S. (International pre-order information coming soon!)" Just wait and see.

Can we have a pre-order in Canada? won't let us ship up north and wants nothing to do with it.

They need more than one place to pre-order it from. I've learned my lesson from the 360 adapter though. I'll wait until it's actually available to buy. Not that Fender is Mad Catz, but a single pre-order source? No thank you. They need a bass version too.

On the real electric guitar, am I gonna have to buy a set up for it or will be set up already?

Ah the X is a "Left-hand muted chords/notes" according to the walk-through link above. But how can I do that on a Mustang, seems like a Squier Stratocaster thing..

I ordered one for my son, while his twin brother plays a Roland TD-$S set. The problem is, a lot of the music my Guitar playing son likes & you guys sell, you don't have Pro Guitar for. Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer. Please update these bands with Pro Guitar parts...

I play Pro Bass on the Mustang. I really enjoy it. It just uses four strings of the six, as far as I noticed. Of course I would love a Pro Bass dedicated controller, 4 nice strings maybe with proper thickness and a larger neck, the Mustang is about 60% the size of my real P-Bass. It should be same with the Squier. Too bad there are no Pro Bass lessons, I don't know all the symbols during game play (that blueish flat X for example), I probably need to get through the Pro Guitar lessons to find out all directives.

How do you play Pro Bass in-game? Does it use the same controller?